Center for Security Policy Exclusive Analysis
China expert and Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow Stephen Bryen has released an emergency analysis of the urgent China-Taiwan security crisis.
“Any attack by China, limited or not, directly impacts regional stability and could result in a decoupling of the United States from East Asia, or worse,” Bryen writes. He also contends that neither the U.S., Taiwan nor Japan is prepared to respond other than by improvisation.
To address these growing threats to Taiwan from China, Breyen makes these urgent policy recommendations for the Biden administration:
- The U.S. Department of Defense Must establish a Joint Military Command for the Defense of Japan and Taiwan with a mandate to organize a fully coordinated capability to respond to Chinese invasion threats.
- Improvements in air defenses, aircraft and standoff weapons to assure the survivability of Taiwan’s air bases and U.S. and Japanese airbases and to retain a strong capability to stop any Chinese aggression.
Read the full paper below: